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Blog by Annie Ruefle

Providing a book for a new baby builds community between the library, schools and families. 

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A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
in News

ALA is seeking contributing authors for a book on personal finance and financial literacy in libraries.

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Child signing a letter in front of a blackboard
in Program Models

Sign language is a great alternative for children who struggle to communicate in front of others.

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Logo for American Creed Community Conversations project
in News

Public libraries are invited to apply by Nov. 19 for programming grants centered around a PBS film.

Girl wearing swim floaties. Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash
Girl wearing swim floaties. Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash
in Program Models

A rural public library in Canada's Yukon territory partnered with a local pool to get kids reading and swimming over summer break.

Person riding on skateboard on road
Person riding on skateboard on road

Teen librarian Colleen Whittall takes her teens to the skate park — with nary a book in sight.

A dark green background with light green text that reads "I Read Banned Books. Thank you for writing them." All letters are capitalized.
A dark green background with light green text that reads "I Read Banned Books. Thank you for writing them." All letters are capitalized.
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Send a note of encouragement to the author of a banned book through ALA's Dear Banned Author campaign.